Raby

Are dogs allowed in the Park & Gardens?

Raby Castle is a dog friendly visitor attraction. Dogs are welcome in the Stables Cafe and Stables Shop. We also welcome well behaved dogs in the Deer Park and Walled Gardens at Raby Castle. We do request that they be kept on a lead at all times and that any dog waste could be cleared and placed in the bins around the grounds. Dogs are not permitted in the Castle, with the exception of assistance dogs.

Do you offer a discount for carers?

Visitors with mobility issues or special needs will be offered a concession ticket, carers admission is free.

If you are travelling as part of a special needs group, then group rates are applicable and we offer free places to organisers/teachers. Please call us in advance to discuss your requirements on 01833 660202.

Find out more about Disabled Access.

Find out more about Group Visits.

I'm a member of the Historic Houses Association; do I get in for free?

Raby Castle is part of the Historic Houses Association (HHA) Friends Scheme and therefore friends and members of the (HHA) are welcome to visit free of charge upon production of a valid membership card. We regret that we cannot permit access without a valid membership card. This is a requirement of the HHA who recompenses Raby Castle for each visit.

Is photography allowed inside the Castle?

Photography for personal use only is allowed in the Park & Gardens. Photography for personal use is allowed in the Castle as long as there is no flash and no tripod.

The use of drones at Raby Castle is strictly prohibited.

Permission for commercial photography or filming must be gained in advance, please contact us on 01833 660207 or email reception@rabycastle.com. 

Can I bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds?

Visitors, with a valid entrance ticket, are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the grounds and there are picnic tables and benches located near the car parking area, play area and in the gardens. All we ask is that visitors kindly clear up any litter and left over food after themselves and use the bins provided around the Park & Gardens. We regret that barbeques or open fires are not permitted due to animal and environmental safety.

Do you have any Covid-19 restrictions in place?

To see what Covid-19 measures we have in place to keep visitors safe, please see our Coronavirus page.

Do I need to pre-book?

If you’d like to visit Raby Castle, Park and Gardens, we would always recommend pre-booking online. However, we do have a limited amount of tickets available on the door.

Can I bring my bike?

We are currently not offering bike hire at Raby Castle, but visitors are very welcome to bring their own bikes to enjoy a cycle around the Deer Park. Bike trails and a map of the grounds can be provided on entry to help you explore. Look out for spectacular views of the Castle, our herds of red and fallow deer and an abundance of wildlife.

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